Gallia County Ohio Queries - July 1996 thru January 1997

DATE: 01/29/1997 SUBMITTER: Teri Cochran Allred
Jacob BOWMAN married Mary Ann BUFFINGTON in Gallia County in 1813. I have learned that she was the daughter of Joseph BUFFINGTON and Cloa HARVEY, but nothing much on the origins of Jacob BOWMAN who, according to the census and other sources, was born 19 Aug. 1793 in Maryland. Much research in Maryland (in person) was unsuccessful because Jacob BOWMAN is not an uncommon name there. Have also searched early OH land records and found a Jacob BOWMAN who would have been older and perhaps the father of the one I seek.
DATE: 01/28/1997 SUBMITTER: Willard Peil
Willing to share information or get some information on John W Farmer b.1811 Gallia Co. OH d.07-06-1894 Anderson Co. TX Sp. Nancy Johnson b.1810 OH Married 03-07-1831 Gallia Co. OH. I think the parents of john is Lewis Farmer and Catherine Bush. In 1840 they lived in Lawrence Co. OH then moved to Greenup Co. KY untill 1868 and back to Lawrence co. OH. Children are Louisa b.1834 OH Sp. Benjamin L Biggs, Mary E Farmer b.1835 Sp.Jarius Biggs, Christina b.1835 OH, Martha A b.1840 OH Sp. Henry C Barber, Lewis b.1842 OH Sp. Paraby Smith, John W Farmer b. 1845 OH Sp. Sarah M Donley the Maggie Roach, Charles W b.03-1856 KY Sp. Isabelle Roberts, and Henderson b.1854 KY sp. Alice Ballard. This family also lived in PA . Any help would be great Thanks Willard Peil.
DATE: 01/28/1997 SUBMITTER: Eva Smith-Carroll
BIARS/KRAUS Looking for any information on AUGUSTUS BIARS (Died 1916) and his wife KATE KRAUS (born abt. 1852/died 1932). Augustus may have been a German immigrant and Kate may have been from Holland. Other family stories indicate they may have been from Russia. Lived in Gallipolis with their children: Emma Catherine, Chris, John, Augustus, Fred and Henry. Emma married George Washington Smith Jr. and moved to Raleigh County, WV. Chris stayed in Ohio. Augustus' family lives in Summers County, WV. Henry died in childhood. No information on John or Fred. Please e-mail me at or
DATE: 01/24/1997 SUBMITTER: Bruce Morrison
I would like to find additional information on ancestors of John Morrison born abt.1801 in VA. His wife was Sara (Ankrim) born abt. 1799 in VA. They were married in Lawrence Co., OH on April 15, 1824. John and Sara had at least 3 children: James A. born abt.1828 in OH; John born abt.1830 in OH; and Thomas W. born abt1841 in OH. John Morrison Jr. married Mary (Coper) also born abt 1830. They were married on June 5, 1851 in Lawrence Co., OH.
DATE: 01/23/1997 SUBMITTER: Ruth E. Hall
I am researching the name of McCarley. Robert McCarley was born in Gallia County on 02/22/1849. His parents names were John McCarley and Nancy Boggs. Any additional info on these people would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 01/23/1997 SUBMITTER: Fran Jones
Looking for any information on the FULKS family. I have William Fulks b. 1836. d.May 13, 1891 in Gallia Co. Ohio. married Lucy Ellen William in 1859. One of their daughters Letha Fulks b. 1861, married Joseph A. Swain. I have quite a bit of info on the SWAINS but not much on FULKS.
DATE: 01/23/1997 SUBMITTER: Mary Campbell
I am looking for information on Daniel Faulkner that m. Nancy Dunlap. Their CHILDREN were John Faulkner, Isabvella Faulkner m. John Cashatt 2-19-1815 Gallia co., Agnes Faulkner m. Joseph Cashatt 10-9-1817 Highlanco., Ohio.,Margaret Faulkner m. Seth Shaffer 2-22-1818 Gallia CO., Andrew Faulkner m. Mary Crump 7-30-1817 Jackson co., Virginia Faulkner m. Edward Whitt 2-20-1820 Gallia co., Anny Faulkner m. Reuben Crigler 12-24-1823 Gallia co., Sally Faulkner m. John Wallace , William Faulkner m. Rebecca Reed 3-8-1823 Jackson co., and James Faulkner m. Mary A.Whitt 12-2-1816. I am looking for brother and sister's of Daniel Faulkner.
DATE: 01/21/1997 SUBMITTER: Brad
Looking for information on these surnames. Elmore Walker 1803 m. Kaziah Hill. Elmore had a daughter Sarah who married a Moses Miller in 1852. John Presley Gibson 1832 m. Rachel Ann Roach. Had a son Charles Emmit Gibson who married Maggie Miller 1881. Any information on any of these specific persons or on other persons in Gallia county with the same surname please e-mail.
DATE: 01/21/1997 SUBMITTER: Karin Sloan Reichart
Searching for William SLONE b. 1801 (Old Floyd Co. KY). Moved with his parents (John SLONE) & ? abt. 1805 to Gallia Co. It is thought they had 10 Children, 2 m. 8 f. Some of his daughters may have married BRICE'S / HUNTER'S/ WAUGH'S. William SLONE married Nancy McGRADY (b. 1806) in 1827 (Gallia Co). They had 6 children born in Gallia Co. they moved to Madison Co. 1837 where the remaining 4 children were born. William's son John SLONE married Margaret POINDEXTER also from Gallia Co. Any information on the above families would be greatly appreciated !
DATE: 01/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Shirley Walterhouse
Surname WAGONER information sought. John WAGONER lived in Gallia Co. He married PERMELIA MCDANIEL who was born in Gallia Co abt 1820. Her parents were BRYAN MCDANIEL and ELIZABETH PROSE. I am seeking any data about John WAGONER.
DATE: 01/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Nancy C. Adkins
I am reseaching My GG and GGGrandparents who were in Meigs Co. OH. in 1820 and after 1860. Names: SAMUEL SORRELS, ENOCH WILLIAMS, and ALEXANDER STEWART. I would appreciate any help or information.
DATE: 01/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Carol McGeehan
Looking for info on ELIZA JANE HAYWORTH buried Burlington Cemetery. Inscription says "Dght of J ALEXANDER died July 10 1894 Aged 52 Yrs. Is she the dght of James or John Alexander from Cincy and Ireland?
DATE: 01/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Laura McKenzie
Looking for any information on the McClain and Glenn surnames. I have a greatgreat grandmother, Gertrude GLENN married to Bone DILLON. Gertrude born ca 1880. Also looking for Cinderilla MCCLAIN married to Isaac Skiles. Cinderilla born ca 1860.
DATE: 01/11/1997 SUBMITTER: Angela Scott
I am looking for Indian heritage information on Elijah Estes family. The information I have is: born Nov. 10, 1865, died March 16, 1916 in Crown City, Gallia County Ohio. Married Mary Shriver April 10, 1890 who died March 31, 1909. When he died he had 6 living children and 1 who died at age 15. The family (secret) story is that an Estes of spanish descent married a Lakota Black Foot Indian women. The family was teased and experienced prejudice and for years refused to tell the tribe. My husband is a direct descendant of the Estes family and looks very Indian along with his mother and one cousin.
DATE: 01/11/1997 SUBMITTER: Carrol Swanson
Researching: Frazier/Yauger. James Frazier married to Rosetta Yauger. Daughters: Lovella & Nevada. Sons: Albert, Jesse, James. James b) 1875.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Harley Cloud
I am researching the CLOUD and SHERRITT families and their Gallia Co. connections. My great grandfather Mordecai Isaac Cloud came to Gallia Co. during the Civil War and my father, Rupert Cloud, was born in Kyger. My grandfather, Winfield Scott Cloud is buried at Old Pine Cemetery near Rio Grande and my grandmother, Hester SHERRITT Cloud is buried at Ewington. I have never been able to find where my great grandparents, Mordecai Isaac Cloud and Fannie POUND Cloud are buried in Gallia Co. Hester's parents, John SHERRITT and Mary TOUMINE Sherritt are buried at the Sanctuary Cemetery in Racoon Twp. Most of Mary TOUMINE's family lived in Jackson Co. and are buried at the New Zion Cemetery in that County.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Donna Gill
Maj. James A. Martindale b. in south Carolina about 1754 m. Elizabeth Bishop they had Samuel b. 23 Feb. 1773, Martha (Mattie or Mollie) b. 5 Feb. 1780 and Thomas b. 17 Feb. 1782. Elizabeth died and he m. Margaret Alexander from Ireland about 1787. They moved in 1809 to GALLIA county Ohio and settled near the present village of Addison on Route 7. They helped organize the first Methodist church in the township. He served as justice of the peace. His wife died after 1830, around there. James Martindale filed application for a pension in the Court of Common Pleas of Gallia County. He was granted $320 a year. He died 7 July 1840 and is buried in the Olney Churchyard near Addison, Gallia County, Ohio.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Charles R. Hohenstein
Working on Philip McClain (1826-1864) and Catharine Davidson. They lived in Huntington township, and Philip died during Civil War. Have no information on parents for either person, and am waiting for answer to letter to probate court. Their daughter Mary married my great grandfather, Christian Hohenstein, who resided in Pike County.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Sarah Rice Cason
Looking for information on the RICE, CREMEENS, and ROBERTS surnames.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Jeff Crouse
Looking for info on "Goody" Muskingum,Lawrence,Perry,Morgan,etc. Last info found near Glouster, John Goody DOB 1860 Bricklayer Vol. Fireman,Pottery maker.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Jeff Crouse
I am researching the Crouse family line from Nathaniel (born c.1812 in Pa.) who married Nancy Brothers (born c.1815 in Va). They were in Mason Co. WVa in 1850- spelled as Krouse. In 1860, their son Joshua, who married Rosina Houck, is in Gallia Co-spelled Crouse. I have no death dates or cemetary listings for Nathaniel (died between 1850-60) or Nancy, Joshua, or Rosina (all of whom died after the 1880 census). They were in the Clay Township but not buried there since I have the cemetary book and they are noticeably absent. Any assistance is grately appreciated.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Eleanor Williams
My great-grandfather Zachariah Denney lived in Gallia Co. according to Census records. He was married to Mary Ellan Holman. They were later divorced. This is about all the info I have at this time. They had two children, but I believe they were born in Iowa. Do you have any info? Waiting to hear.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Christi Calvert Brogan
I am searching for a Wilbur William Edwards (or William Wilbur Edwards) of Gallia Co, OH. born March 5, 1886 in Rio Grande, OH. died Nov. 1965 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH. I am also searching for a Gladys Hughes, daughter of Charles Hughes? born Jan. 29, 1886 in Rio Grande, Gallia Co., OH. and married to Wilbur William Edwards. Gladys died in December 1974 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH. Any information on this line would be greatly appreciated!
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Leroy E. Haas
Researching George Ward born 1Feb. 1860 Gallia Co. Died 8 Nov. 1927 Lawrence Co., Ohio. Married Nancy Heighton 4 July 1881, Ironton, Law. Co. Ohio. Need to establish George birth location,parents and siblings.
DATE: 12/25/1996 SUBMITTER: Mary Campbell
I am looking for information on a Andrew Faulkner (Falkner) that is listed in the census for 1820. I believe that Andrew Faulkner is the father of Harriet Faulkner that married Henderson Oliver in 1857 in Jackson Co., Ohio. Hope that somebody may know this name.
DATE: 12/25/1996 SUBMITTER: Kurt Tostenson
Seeking parents of Elizabeth Bennett who married William Rawlins/Rollins in Gallia County, Ca. 1817. Elizabeth died ca 1820-1825.
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: Wilbur L Swearingen
Hiram Sowards married Mary Migner in Gallia Co. ca July 1882, any information on either of these is appreciated. Wilbur L Swearingen PO Box 419 Weirsdale, FL 32195.
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: Susan Mann
I am looking for information about the Persingers. Lewis Luke Persinger married Lucy Etta Harris and is rumored to have lived in Gallipolis. Their children were: Nellie Persinger Lowry (moved to Columbus), Arthur Persinger (may have lived in Vinton), Hysell Persinger (fought in WW2 in Army), Hencle Persinger (may have lived in Crown City and was a SeaBee in WW2), William Warren Persinger, Frank Lewis Persinger, May Bell Persinger Sheline, Dottie Persinger Russell, and Eula Persinger.
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: Jim Searls
I am looking for information about James Johnson Searls, died in Addison or Cheshire 13 January 1916. Also information about his wife, Elvia Coughenour Searls died 13 November 1945.
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: Diane R. Dunnigan
Searching for MAZE-DANIELS marriage information in Gallia Co, probably Green Township, circa 1872. Specifically for MAZE, Commodore P. b.Aug 1848 Wood Co, VA and DANIELS, Harriet Jane b. 1848 Jefferson Co, OH. Any help would be very appreciated.
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: Berna Stillwell
Am researching STILLWELL, Shadrach & his wife, Lucy SCOTTEN (of the Pa.Scotten Family) known to be living in Gallia 1828. Any leads would be much appreciated.
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: Betty Shafer
Searching for parents of Jennie MacLeod whom married Adam Griffith in Gallia Co. March of 1810. Jennie and Adam had one daughter born in Gallia Co. before moving to Kanawha Co. VA.
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: Sally Schneider
Looking for any information pertaining to the former Evans grocery chain prior to its buyout by Thorofare of Pittsburgh. Also seeking any information on the Pennyfare/Thorofare stores that operated in the Tri-state area.
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: Bill Radcliff
The New Zion Church was established in Centerville on Oct 12, 1820. It was later changed to Methodist Episcopal Church. The first minister was Rev. James Gilruth. Does this church still exist? If so, do they have records from the early years?
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: Sam Goody
Looking for info on "Goody" Muskingum,Lawrence,Perry,Morgan,etc. Last info found near Glouster, John Goody DOB 1860 Bricklayer Vol. Fireman,Pottery maker. Migrated north to Zanesville. Would like info prior to 1860.
DATE: 12/14/1996 SUBMITTER: Steve Swain
I am searching for information on the Swain, Porter, Conley and Hart families in Gallia Co. The Porter family traces back to John L Porter b-Feb 26, 1861 d-May 20, 1934. The Swain family only goes back to Curt Swain b-Aug 2, 1905 d-Jun 19, 1951. Curt's father was Lonnie and his mother was Frances Eggleton, but I don't know dates for either of them. The Conley family goes back to Russell Conley b-1903 d-Apr 26, 1969. I know that Russell's father was Archibold and that he came from Irland. The Hart family goes back to Lillian Hart b-Apr 13, 1903 d-Dec 4, 1977. Her father was John Hart.
DATE: 12/14/1996 SUBMITTER: D. Stoltenberg
My mother's parents moved from Gallipolis, Ohio, to northern Iowa after the flu epidemic the early part of the century. My grandfather was James Virgil Thevenin. He took great pride in the fact that he was a decendant of Nicholas Thevenin, a member of the French Five Hundred. I understand the Thevenin/Thevenir family has a reunion each August in Gallipolis. My grandmother also came from Gallia Co. Her name was Ora Garnett Iron Thevenin. I know nothing about her family history.
DATE: 12/4/1996 SUBMITTER: Paula Meinert
My great-great grandmother, Deborah (Boyd) McHugh was a patient at the Gallipolis Mental Institution in the late 1800's. She passed away there on January 13, 1897. I would like to know if any records exist for this place and where they are available so I could research her stay there. I called it a mental institution, but my grandmother, who is 85, told me it was called an insane asylum. My address is 401 N Victor St, Christopher, Illinois 62822.
DATE: 12/4/1996 SUBMITTER: Bill Denney
Searching for parents of Sally W. DENNEY who married Daniel PEARCE in Gallia County, OH in 1836. Does anyone know when and where this Sally was born?
DATE: 12/4/1996 SUBMITTER: Al Goff
My old friend Charlie Drummond has asked that I help him trace his grandparents JAMES H?arold DRUMMOND & Mary Ellen SHUCK who were in Gallipolis, OH, Nov 30, 1876. Mary was born 1858, presumably OH. Their son Corbra Rowan Drummond born 1882, Jackson Township, Pike Co. OH.
DATE: 11/26/1996 SUBMITTER: Charles J. Wood
I am searching for any information on Jesse Matick Wood and his wife Ladotia Foster Blake Wood. Jesse was born ? 1788 Marietta Ohio and married Ladotia 11-18-1861 at Marietta. They later moved to a farm on Swan Creek, twenty miles down river from Gallipolis, Ohio. Ladotia was born 6-15-1793.
DATE: 11/25/1996 SUBMITTER: Eva Smith-Carroll
Looking for information on John William Wiley Smith (b Jan 15, 1791Greenbrier Co., WV/died July 5, 1869, Gallia County, Ohio). John married Millie or Welly Johnson on July 9, 1863. John was a son of Christian Smith (b abt 1740 Sharpsburg, Md.?/died abt 1833, Greenbrier Co., WV) and Elizabeth Richmond (b abt 1760/died abt 1838, Greenbrier Co).
DATE: 11/25/1996 SUBMITTER: Mary Lee Marchi
I am hunting information on William Glenn Davis dob 14 Aug 1843 who married Sarah A. Ward on 18 Mar 1862 in Gallia Co. Ohio. William Glenn and Sarah were my GGG Grandparents and I would like to know if his parents were Hiram H. Davis and Nancy Glenn . They were married in Morgan Twp. Gallia Co. Ohio and lived in Morgan, Cheshire and Addison Twp. Gallia Co. Ohio. Contact at e-mail address or Mary Lee Marchi, 322 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
DATE: 11/25/1996 SUBMITTER: Mary Campbell
I am looking for information on these surnames around Gallipolis. My grandfather Edgar J. Oliver worked on the river between Gallipolis and Mason WVa. My grandfather's brother William Oliver went back to Gallipolis in the 1960 or late 1970's. William Oliver was living in Dayton, Ohio ,not to far from his brother Harold Oliver.
DATE: 11/25/1996 SUBMITTER: Bill Radcliff
On Oct 12, 1820, Barbary Haptonstall helped establish the Methodist Episcopal Church in Gallia Co. Most likely in Racoon Township. Is this church still in existance? If yes, do they have records of births, marriages, etc from the 1820s?
DATE: 11/15/1996 SUBMITTER: Laura McKenzie
In Gallia Co I'm researching the following families and would appreciate any information on the surnames. Henry Jackson SINES b.1833 OH m.Sarah A. SAYER b. 1833 IL. Their son, Alfred Rigor Sines b. 1879 m. Margaret Ellen SKILES b. 1857 (parents unknown). Alfred's son, Charles, married Louise Henerietta SMITH d/o Franklin SMITH and Augusta HARTFORD (b.ca1860). e-mail answers to or
DATE: 11/15/1996 SUBMITTER: Art Buck
I would be happy to exchange information with anyone having a connection with the Null family of Gallia County. I happen to live in Fairfax, Virginia, near the National Archives in Washington, DC. I would be happy to do some basic lookup information, as free time allows, as a way of sharing the effort with other researchers who might do the same for me in Gallia county.
DATE: 11/14/1996 SUBMITTER: Dick Browning
Seeking any information on the following: George MOODESPAUGH (DOB unk.) d. 4/01/1926, married to Elizabeth SIDERS b. Feb. 28, 1847 d. Jan. 16, 1911. George 2nd wife was Sarah PARSONS. George lived in Gallia County Ohio, but he is buried in Mason County WV. He also served in the Civil War. Any information will be appreciated, information on his ancestors especially.
DATE: 11/11/1996 SUBMITTER: Jim Carroll
BIARS Researching Augustus Biars (birth unknown/died 1916 in WV). Believe Augustus immigrated to the Gallipolis area. His wife was Kate Kraus (died 1931 in WV).
DATE: 11/11/1996 SUBMITTER: Teresa Fisher
Susan DYER b. 1828 OH, m. Thomas Graves. They were residing in Galliapolis, Gallia Co., OH. They appear in the 1850 Gallia Co, OH census with their children: Margaret, Meranda, Jonah and Rebecca J. I can't find Susan's parents. Do you have any leads?
DATE: 11/4/1996 SUBMITTER: Michelle DeVore
Search for information on the HOLDREN family likely decended from John HOLDREN 1700's. Lousia HOLDREN m. Anthony Wayne DEVORE her brother m. Anthony W. DEVORE's sister about 1860. Any info will help.
DATE: 11/4/1996 SUBMITTER: Sarah Cox
Looking for information on Mary Jane CLARK (my g-grandmother) and family from Gallia Co.: m. James Bay HIGLEY 1877, parents Elizabeth Amanda GROVER and Joseph CLARK (b. 1824?). Grandparents Nehemiah GROVER (b. in MA) and Electa WHITTOCK/WHITLOCK. Family ended up in WV.
DATE: 11/4/1996 SUBMITTER: Bill Radcliff
I am looking for earlier information on my G.G.Grandparents Felix Radcliff and Elizabeth Haptonstall who were married in Gallia County on May 21, 1835. They owned land on the Little Racoon Creek in Huntington township. A portion of the land where a county road crossed the creek was sold to a Jacob Davis. We have no information about either prior to the marriage certificate.
DATE: 11/4/1996 SUBMITTER: Christie Johnson
Looking for all families of John C. Bevan and Priscilla Thompson (1st wife) children as follows;1. Jennie m. Charles Turner, 2. Margaret Missouri Zude m. Grover Miller, 3. Victoria m. B. Beller, 4. Ella J. m. Clum Graham, 5. Rowland Day 1865-1952 m. 1892 Pluma Arzelia Fuller of Proctorville 1871-1936, 6. Anna Mae m. 1896 Columbus Preston Houston b. 1874 (Houston family from Gallia Co. OH), 7. John C. Bevan, Jr. 1868-1934 m. 1895 Minnie Fuller of Procotorville b. 1877, 8. William A. m. Edith Blanchard; Fanny Turner (2nd wife?) one son Homer C. Bevan m. Margaret C. ? 1884-1977. All information on Bevan families in Ohio is welcome. I will gladly share what I have.
DATE: 10/09/1996 SUBMITTER: Wally Kunkel
Is Heinrich Kunkel buried in Gallia County? Born 1751 in Germany Died ci 1827. His large family came there around 1820 from York County, PA. We don't know if he came with them. None of his children remained in Ohio. They went onto Missouri around 1844, Had Michael and Henry and several daughters.
DATE: 10/09/1996 SUBMITTER: Herma Armstrong
Jacob L. NEAL m. Jane O'NEAL in 1849 in Gallia Co. OH according to CD #400. The bride's name is given as Jean NEAL in another source. They had a son Wm. Hamilton NEAL b.1850 in OH, d. 1937 near Louisa, KY. (Lawrence Co. KY). The son's death certif. says his parents were "Jake NEAL and Jane O'NEAL" born in OH. (The informant was Wm.'s son, Wm. Jacob NEAL, my grandfather.) Jacob NEAL appears in the 1850 census index in Walnut Twp., Gallia Co., but he does not appear in 1860 in either Gallia Co. OH or Lawrence Co. KY (where his son married). Where did he go? Who were Jacob and Jane/Jean's parents and other children? Does anyone know anything else about this NEAL/O'NEAL family.
DATE: 10/07/1996 SUBMITTER: Ruby Coleman
Seeking information on a Ruth Ann Rice who married William Miller 25 Apr 1851 in Gallia Co., OH. She was originally from Mason Co., WV (then VA). She was the daughter of Daniel Rice and Marietta Amsbary. Did Ruth and William Miller remain in Gallia County? Any information on descendants is appreciated.
DATE: 10/07/1996 SUBMITTER: Ruby Coleman
Seeking information on John Atkinson (Atkeson) and wife Rosetta Amsberry who lived in Gallia Co., OH. Her father was William A. Amsberry (Amsbary/Amsbury) of Mason Co., WV (then Virginia). She was born 1805-1810, probably in New York and died before 1861, possibly in Gallia Co., OH. Known children: Darius, William, James and daughters Mary A. Atkinson, md. James D. Booten 5 Mar 1860 Gallia Co.; Frances Josephine (Fannie) Atkinson md. James M. Polsley 1870 in Gallia Co. Wish to contact any descendants or people working on these families.
DATE: 10/07/1996 SUBMITTER: Sharon Rowe
I am looking for information on the Rowe family, Joseph Rowe married Elizabeth (Betsy) Plymale (Plimel). Elizabeth is the daughter of Anthony Plimel that lived in Gallia Co., Clay twp.?, also Yellowtown was mentioned. In the early 1800's Anthony and family lived in Gallia Co. or Lawrence Co., OH. Joseph's father is believed to be James Rowe Sr. Joseph is believed to have had a brother Stephen, Thomas, Solomon. Please help find information on Joseph Rowe. Who was his father?
DATE: 10/04/1996 SUBMITTER: John G Douglas
I am hoping to get some clues from Gallia Co researchers about my lost gg-gf William CRAWFORD, who evidently came to Gallia (from VA) in 1823. His daughter Nancy H. CRAWFORD married Harrel BRAY there in that year. The following year William CRAWFORD married Elizabeth SHULER, who I believe was the widow SHULER, nee BRAY. I think all of the above went to (then) Starr Twp, (then) Hocking Co OH (now Brown Twp, Vinton Co), where William CRAWFORD died in or by 1838.
DATE: 10/04/1996 SUBMITTER: David L Dennison
The name I am searching is Dennison. MY dad is Earl D Dennison. My grandfather is Earl Edward Dennison. His father is George Washington Dennison. I do not know much from there, could some one help.??
DATE: 9/27/1996 SUBMITTER: Joyce Knoch
Looking for info on: Joseph G. WORTHINGTON b Lawrence Co OH 6-1842 to Alexander and E Ann or Ann E {RUTTTER} Worthington. Per Joseph's 1880, census both parents born in PA. Mar Julia A. BANDY b 1842-43, Lawrence Co OH dau of George and Elizabeth {CAULLEY b KTY}. Resided Gallia Co, Walnut Twp at time of 1880 census. Joseph clerk in store. Died in Cleveland OH area in 1920s. Annie and Winnie were living with or near Joseph in 1920s and working ourside home. Poss widows or poss never married. Children of Joseh and Julia: George A b 1868, Archer Thomas b 1870 mar (1) Cynthia LITTLE (children) (2) Mamie ? (no issue) Ross, Loreen, Harried (mar Neidermier - sp ?), Julia E mar Arthur Siegler. Died in Twinsburg OH. Was Justice of the Peace, Annie b 1972, Winnie c b1874.
DATE: 9/27/1996 SUBMITTER: Sandi Faria
Mary Margaret Edwards was living in Gallia Co. in the year 1893 in the city of Gallipolis.She would have been a single woman around the age of 50+ years, her daughter Mary Margaret (born in Va.) married a George H. Blethen.
DATE: 9/24/1996 SUBMITTER: Cecily Sprouse
SPROUSE: I am searching for information about John N. SPROUSE b. 1788, and Sarah ALESHIRE b. 1799, who lived in Wilkesville Township, Vinton Co, OH. John was born in either North Carolina or Germany and Sarah was born in Virginia. Their son was John A. Sprouse b. 1827 in Vinton Co., lived Gallia County (according to census information) from at least 1850 until around 1880 when he moved to Salem Twnship, Meigs County OH in the 1880 census with his wife Mary J. SWISHER b 1831 and married daughter Maggie VANCE . Their sons were Nelson, Timothy, John L.R. and Wm S.G. (who may have died young). According to the census, John was born in Ohio but his parents were born in Virginia. John A. Sprouse died in 1907 in Westmoreland Co, PA. where his son Nelson lived. Would appreciate any help.
DATE: 9/20/1996 SUBMITTER: Anna Herbertson
There is a deed in Gallia Co., OH, Bk 29, p. 493, dated 27 Jan 1859, recorded 29 Apr 1859: John GANDY, et al to Thomas R. HARMON. . . Mary GANDY, William GANDY, John GANDY, Susannah HAYS and Mathew HAYS her husband, Sarah Ann ANDERSON and Daniel ANDERSON her husband, Joanna GANDY, Margaret FIGGINS and William FIGGINS her husband, Robert GANDY and Eliza Jane GANDY, heirs at law of James GANDY deceased of this State of Ohio. . $75.00. . Town of Gallipolis. . . known and numbered on the recorded plat of said Town three hundred and twenty four (324) . . . This James Gandy, with nine children, all apparently of age, must have been born around 1800, and, I think, may be another child of Uriah, Sr. and Susannah. Would like to contact anyone researching any of these surnames.
DATE: 9/20/1996 SUBMITTER: Norman Saunders
I am looking for information about William B. Weed, Josephine Topping (his wife), and Cynthia Weed (his daughter - born circa 1872 in Gallia Co, Ohio).
DATE: 9/18/1996 SUBMITTER: Duane Pierce
My Wallace family resided there in the 1840/1850 time period and then moved to Wapello County Iowa around 1853. I am still searching for William's parents as well as Rachael, his wife's parents. Her maiden name was Humphreys.
DATE: 9/18/1996 SUBMITTER: Karen Adams
Looking for information on Isaac DeWitt born about 1770 where ? Died in Gallia Co. Ohio 1 Jan. 1844. Married perhaps twice to Eleanor Lemmon and Mary Calhoon. Said to be buried in Calhoon Cemetery in Gallia Co. Son: Thomas Jefferson DeWitt born 23 Nov. 1806 in Harrison, Gallia Co., Ohio, married 6 Dec. 1830 to Amazona DAVIS in Gallia, Ohio. Have great deal of information on Amazona which I am willing to share.
DATE: 9/18/1996 SUBMITTER: Dale R. Sines
Looking for info on Joseph H. Howard living in Gallia Co. 1900. Particularly interested in info about his wife Elizabeth Weddy who probably died in Gallia Co. between 1896 and 1900.
DATE: 9/12/1996 SUBMITTER: Debbie Alley
I'm interested in the EAGLE families from Gallia Co, OH.
DATE: 9/12/1996 SUBMITTER: Joyce Oshins
I am searching "NAPIER". On the 1820 census they were in Perry, Gallia County, Ohio.
DATE: 9/11/1996 SUBMITTER: Mike Riley
I am researching the Name KING. I know my ggf was born in Gallia County in 1878. His name was Cornelius Ralph KING. Looking for any info on his perents and ancestors.
DATE: 9/05/1996 SUBMITTER: Virginia Lee Hubman Kane
The following families were in Gallia County area: three BING brothers, John, Samuel, and William Lewis arrived 1800-1804. James FULTON, father of Mary Ann FULTON BING, w/o Samuel. Henry ENTSMINGER w. Mary Barbara Grandstaff Children John E. wife Jane Rees arrived 1799. Asahel Skinner w Phebe Gould 2nd wife Jane Everton and all 21 children arrived 1815. This family was in Meigs after the division of Gallia. Thomas EVERTON w Relief Howe and all their children also later in Meigs. Virginia Lee Hubman Kane, 2335 Coulter Dr., Cheyenne WY 82009-9143.
DATE: 9/05/1996 SUBMITTER: Dave Eaton
Researching the following families (I have a good bit of info): Roush Unroe Waddell Watts Williams. And these names are of wives I am looking for: Grimes (Sarah Sally), Hill (Sarah C), Skinner (Viola), Thompson (Frances Matilda), Wood (Mary A).
DATE: 9/05/1996 SUBMITTER: Scott Stewart
I am searching for information on my ancestor, Jesse STEWART. I believe he was born in Pennsylvania, but that is only a guess. I have found unconfirmed information that a Jesse STEWART married a Jane JEFFERSON in Belmont County, Ohio. They both died in Gallia County, Ohio, dates unknown. They had 11 children: Mary, William, John, Jesse (Jr.?), Robert, Nancy, Eli, Frank (Francis?), Mahlon (my ancestor), Hamilton, David. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics he was first a Whig, and later a Republican. [Mahlon was the only child remaining alive in 1906 according to a newspaper report about his wedding anniversary celebration in that year.] Mahlon STEWART, was born on either 16 October 1824 or 1827 at Allegheny County (now Pittsburgh)or (according to one article) in Belmont County, Ohio. He married Ruth CLARK on 19 August 1852 in Gallia County Ohio. He died on 17 April 1908 in Bloom City, WI. The Couple had nine children: William Fayette STEWART, b. 06 January 1855 in Jefferson County, OH, Mary Ellen STEWART, b. 11 September 1856, in Black River Falls, WI, Rachel Jane STEWART, b. 25 October (Sept.?) 1858 (?) in Gallia Co. ,OH(???), James Hamilton STEWART, b. 11 February 1859, in Richland Co. WI, Edward H. STEWART, b. 06 September 1860 in the town of Bloom, WI, Rebecca L. STEWART, b. 09 November 1862, Sarah Martha "Mattie" STEWART, b. 08 January 1865 in Bloom City, WI, John M. STEWART, b. 07 August 1867 in Bloom City, WI, Emmett Clark STEWART, b. 30 August 1873, town of Bloom, WI. I am searching for information on Jesse STEWART and Jane Jefferson. One source identifies Jesse's wife as "Jean Jeffers", who married a Jesse STEWART on 22 August 1811, in Jefferson County, Ohio. Given the similarity in names and approximate locations, there is a distinct possibility that THIS is the correct name of the spouse.Thanks, E-Mail me at or
DATE: 9/03/1996 SUBMITTER: Anna Herbertson
Seeking info about surnames GANDY, GANDEE, HANDSHAW, DAILY. These are connected to the family of Uriah Gandy, Sr., who was in Gallia Co., OH around 1800-1810.
DATE: 9/03/1996 SUBMITTER: Karen Zach
Desire information on Charles SCOTT b. Va. will 28 Feb 1853 Gallia Co. Wife was Mary DARST.
DATE: 9/03/1996 SUBMITTER: Jim Humphrey
Looking to correspond with any descendents of Alfred Talmon White b. Jan 18, 1778, MA d. 1853/54 Oregon. Married Jan 1, 1800 to Mary Perry b. Sept 20, 1785 VT d. 1866/68 Gallia County, Ohio. He and his family were in Gallia County, OH 1810-1840 and then moved to Jones County, IA around 1850. Children: Armenia, Amalphis, Amanda, Sarah Louise, Rufus, Almon, Cynthia, George, Isaac (my g-g-grandfather) and Rachel.
DATE: 8/22/1996 SUBMITTER: Joyce Hagerty
I am looking for information on Giles Harrington and his wife Anna Murray who came to Gallia Co from Vermont? about 1815. They had the following children; Nison, b 1807, Climena b 1808, Aldis b 1810,Eli b. 1813,d.1880, (buried Century Cemetary,Gallia Co.), Nero b 1820,d 1891 in Calif.(my line), Hezekiah b 1825, Giles b 1826,and Phebe b 1828. I am especially looking for their parents and any of their descendents, any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
DATE: 8/20/1996 SUBMITTER: John C. Rigdon
I am searching for information on Jesse and Jane (nee: JEFFERSON) STEWART. I believe he was born in PA, but that is only a guess, prior to 1800. I have found unconfirmed information that Jesse STEWART married Jane JEFFERSON in Belmont Co. OH. Jane, who was born in Ireland, immigrated with her parents when she was 12 years of age, and settled in Belmont Co. OH, where she grew up and was married. They both died in Gallia Co., OH, dates unknown. They had 11 children: Mary STEWART, William STEWART, Jesse (Jr.?) STEWART, Robert STEWART, Nancy STEWART, Eli STEWART, Frank (Francis?)STEWART, MAHLON STEWART (my ancestor), Hamilton STEWART, David STEWART.
DATE: 8/17/1996 SUBMITTER: Rachel Meyer
Searching for descendants and ancestors of Jordan MANRING or MANNERING Sr., b. ca 1760 in Sussex Co., DE, d. 15 Nov 1873 in Raccoon Twp., and his wife, Elizabeth CLARK, b. ca 1760, died 19 Sep 183?. Both are buried at Centreville, Raccoon Twp., Gallia Co. I have a possible listing of children, but it is not confirmed. Also searching for descendants of Jordan MANRING or MANNERING Jr., b. 02 Sep 1794 or 01 Apr 1790 prob. in NC or SC, d. 1851 in Raccoon Twp., and his wife, Sarah or Sarah Elizabeth KNOX, b. 04 Mar 1794 poss. in VA, d. 01 Sep 1862 in Raccoon Twp. Sarah married 13 Aug 1811 in Gallia Co. to Jordan MANRING Jr. They are both buried at the Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Twp. near Rio Grande.
DATE: 8/15/1996 SUBMITTER: Kathleen Brant Whipple
KINNISON, Isabel b. 19 Sep 1812 Gallia Co OH; d. 7 Nov 1835 Pike Co OH. Parents were William KINNISON and Agnes WADDELL. Looking for her siblings and any other connection with the KINNISON/WADDELL names. Thanks. Dan or Kathy Whipple, Cleveland Ohio. e-mail or
DATE: 7/27/1996 SUBMITTER: Charles R. Weese
Looking for info on Leonard Weese who married Susannah Rose on 30 Jul 1813. Especially interested in his parents and siblings. Where did they come from?

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